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NASCAR Championship Race Predictions & Results

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    The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship will be coming to a head this Sunday at Homestead Miami Speedway. The five main racers in the standings for this one are Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. Even though the last 5 champions took the win for this particular race, it doesn't necessarily matter who actually crosses the finish line first for a few of these guys, they just have to beat out their fellow top 3 racers. Logano is just too far behind to win the championship at this point, though he is still doing great this year so I'd keep him in the running.

    So who's going to take the championship spot? My bet is on Denny Hamlin. The guy has been absolutely killing it this year. Not only is he the top ranked racer on the track right now, but he also has two Homestead wins under his belt going into Sunday's race. He's got everything going for him right now. He just has to keep control for one more big one to get his very first championship spot.

    Hamlin is the only one of the top 4 racers to be going for his first win. Harvick, Busch and Truex will all be trying to win their second titles. Even though they'll all be bringing their own skill to the race, I just don't see the win going to anyone else. Truex hasn't exactly had the best history with the track. Harvick is a bit outnumbered by Joe-Gibbs, though it won't really matter if he can keep his distance. And no matter who's at fault, Busch just can't seem to produce a well oiled team. So again, I'm going with Hamlin all the way on this one. Not that he has a perfect system in place compared to everyone else, but I hope he can keep what he has together to pull out a win.

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    The only racer of the four I'm counting out is Kyle Busch. He hasn't won a race since September. Of the other three I agree on Hamlin. He deserves to win his first title as well. Though Truex Jr. has become one of my favorite racers over the last few years so I will mostly be rooting for him.

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    SFriedman Wrote:

    The only racer of the four I'm counting out is Kyle Busch. He hasn't won a race since September. Of the other three I agree on Hamlin. He deserves to win his first title as well. Though Truex Jr. has become one of my favorite racers over the last few years so I will mostly be rooting for him.

    Truex is my next best bet as well. I'm definitely thinking Hamlin will take the win, but Truex has won the championship before so that gives him somewhat of a leg up over Hamlin.

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    That was pretty heartbreaking for Martin Truex Jr. He led 98 laps to begin this race but because his crew mixed up his left and right tires on his first scheduled pit stop, he had to pit again which ultimately ended up costing him the championship. Kyle Busch, his teammate who had not won any of the Round of 8 races and only qualified based on overall points, ended up leading 120 laps to end the race and won handily.

    Gotta suck when you do everything right as a driver but a simple oversight is the difference between also ran and champion. In a sense Kyle Busch deserves to win; he became the most winning driver of the decade with this one and 9th overall all time. But I'm sure both Truex Jr and Kyle Busch, being teammates had to feel afterward that it wasn't completely legit.

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